posted on Sep, 27 2013 @ 11:33 PM
While I agree totally that the large increase in reported fireball sightings overall, are due mainly to increased technology both in instrumentation
and sophisticated software/ web sites that record them....
Spectacular displays usually always make it to publishing. and there have been some really remarkable fireballs as of late. More-so than I ever
remember. I have seen very few in my life (and yes, I am rather an old fart) but most of those have been in the past year.... That amazes me,
especially when meteoritics and general astronomy are my favorite hobbies.
We are in a rather dirty part our galactic neighborhood, or in a part of our orbit we spend little time in, and/or there is a greater density of comet
debris around.... Who really knows, Either way, this is a very cool time to be a sky observer. IMHO.